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Occupational Fist Aid FETAC Level 5

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On completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Provide necessary first aid within the workplace
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Implement essential life saving skills
Course Content
  • Responsibilities of a first aider, assessment and initial reaction
  • Diagnosis and principles of treatment
  • The Nervous System
  • Head Injuries
  • Shock – Fainting
  • Unconsciousness
  • Patient Approach
  • Examination of Casualty
  • Recovery Position
  • Asphyxia and its causes
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation practical
  • Defibrillator/ Use of the AED machine
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Corrosive injuries
  • Chemical splashes
  • Blood and the circulation system
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Control of bleeding
  • Dressings and bandages – application, including improvisation
  • Fractures – causes, types, signs and symptoms
  • Sprains, strains and dislocation
  • Crush injuries
  • Training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • General rules for treatment
  • Handling and transport, including improvisation
  • Examination of the eye
  • Treatment of foreign bodies and chemical splashes
  • Poisoning
  • Dressing and bandaging fractures
  • Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes – definition, causes, treatment
  • Emergency First Aid Kits – contents
  • Revision – practical; any requested subject revised; questions; resuscitation
  • Examination – a practical incident to treat
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation – Infant & Adult and use of defibrillator.
  • Theory Question paper
  • Bandages, slings and transport are introduced as appropriate and practiced throughout the course
Methods of Training

The course is highly interactive with each theory session being followed by demonstration, practical tasks and assessment of individual skills.
External Examination is carried out by a registered OFAAA Occupational First Aid Instructor


3 days

Maximum number of participants

FETAC 2 year certification applies
A FETAC Level 6 (Occupational First Aid Instructor) teaches this course